This week's news sees more commitments to electrification, more SUVs and trucks, and the first teaser for a rally-bred icon. Honda has officially revealed the name of its first battery-electric vehicle: the Prologue. Scheduled to debut in 2024, the Honda Prologue will be the first in a lineup of EVs and is part of a greater plan to electrify the entire Honda U.S. model … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: June 27 to July 3
Although there are four key entries in the minivan segment, there are others that aren't as prominent. The Chrysler Voyager, for instance, is the least expensive one you can buy at just under $28,000 but there's a caveat. It's essentially a pre-refresh Pacifica that isn't available with all the features you can get on its sibling. You can also get vehicles like the Ford Transit … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 5: Pricing and the Verdict
The way each of the four minivan models currently on sale drives differs because of the powertrains they use. You have two hybrids and two strictly internal combustion models. To no one's surprise, the Toyota Sienna is the least powerful and the slowest of the bunch, putting it in the same ballpark as your average crossover. The Sienna also creates more engine noise when you … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 4: Which One is the Best to Drive?
If you're looking at a minivan for your next vehicle, chances are you're wanting something comfortable. Luckily, every single entry in the segment emphasizes pampering you and your occupants. Every minivan on sale today has the same type of adjustment for the driver's seat. However, The Toyota Sienna is the only one with a power-adjustable steering column while the Chrysler … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 3: Interior and Seating
Episode 2 of the minivan series sees us fitting as much stuff as we can inside four vehicles. Every single brand that's still in the minivan segment knows that this vehicle is going to get used by families and carry a lot of gear. The Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Toyota Sienna all have similar cargo capacities that are within spitting distance of each other. The Kia … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 2: Hauling Stuff
Episode 1 of the minivan comparison is a deep dive into what's under the hood and the costs of ownership. There are only four brands left in the minivan space: Chrysler, Honda, Kia, and Toyota. Each one has a different approach, giving their respective entries a unique character and advantages. However, which minivan is right for you depends on your specific needs. The … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 1: Under the Hood and Cost to Own
This week's news sees more commitments to electrification, more SUVs and trucks, and the first teaser for the next generation of a rally-bred icon. Honda has officially revealed the name of its first battery-electric vehicle: the Prologue. Scheduled to debut in 2024, the Honda Prologue will be the first in a lineup of EVs and is part of a greater plan to electrify the entire … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: June 27 to July 3
This week's news sees lots of utility vehicles, low and high, make a splash. We also finally get some range ratings on a certain electrified pony and a big new Jeep. The 2022 Kia Soul receives some significant updates in addition to the new Kia badge. S, X-Line and GT-Line models now get the 10.25-inch touchscreen, keyless entry/start, dual-zone climate control, wireless … [Read more...] about Week in Reviews: Top News from June 20 to June 26
If you're looking for practicality but don't want a crossover, fear not because the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback has arrived. The second body style in the Civic lineup offers additional practicality and is one of the ways you can get a six-speed manual transmission. For the first time, the Civic hatchback will be built in the U.S. at Honda's Greensburg, Indiana facility. Since … [Read more...] about 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback First Look: Now With a Manual!
This week's news saw a lot of updates to popular models but most importantly we got more commitments to electrification from several OEMs. Leading the charge is Lincoln announcing that it will electrify its entire lineup by 2030. To coincide with its 100th anniversary, it will debut its first dedicated battery-electric model. In total, Lincoln is releasing four EVs on a … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Top News from June 13 to June 19